Easy Homemade Tortilla Chips
Some days are more loafing than others. We just want to stay in bed, with our gadgets and have tongue satisfying food without putting in much preparation efforts.
If you are a conscious eater, then you would put in all your will to substitute a packet of noodles with something healthy. At the same time, you might want to satisfy the cravings of your tongue because failing to do so will enable you to make impulsive food choice leading to guilt.
I feel you, and especially the wicked cravings of your tongue.
There is a popular saying that,” Healthy food can’t be tasty.” Well, whenever I come across this quote, I assume that the writer of this never understood food because some of the healthiest food could be lip-smacking just by the art of cook.
Here, I am going to share with you the recipe for Baked Tortilla Chips. You can prepare it with minimum efforts and you won’t have to compromise with your cravings.
What is Tortilla?
A tortilla is somewhat similar to ‘Chapati’ and could be made from corn or wheat. It is a thin flatbread and was initially made by the indigenous people of Mesoamerica.
It occupies a major place in every house across the world. People love to have it with gravies, roll it in vegetables or eat it just like that.
There are many recipes making use of tortilla as their main ingredient.
The slight difference between tortilla and chapati is that tortilla is made using lard or vegetable shortening to bring about their smooth and silky texture while chapati is a bit of a rougher dough and vegetable oil or canola oil.
However, you can anytime use normal chapati for making baked tortilla chips. It’ll taste just the same.
How to make Baked Tortilla Chips ?
It is super easy to prepare and requires very basic ingredients of your kitchen.
- 1 packet corn tortillas
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Now, let’s start preparing them:
- Preheat the oven to 350-degree F.
- Cut each tortilla into 8 chip sized wedges.
- Grease your baking tray with some vegetable oil and place the wedged tortillas in them.
- Take a bowl, add lemon juice, ground cumin, chili powder, salt and mix them well.
- Pour them over tortillas. Make sure, you don’t leave any wedges unattended.
- Bake for about 7 minutes. Take out the tray and turn the chips.
- Keep the tray in the oven for another 7-8 minutes or until the chips are crisp. Make sure, they are not too brown.
- Serve it with Salsas/dips/garnishing.
Some Useful Tips
It is not at all important to get packaged tortillas from a store. You can make a wheat/corn chapati at home or use the leftover ones. (Leftover chapatis make better tortilla chips.)
Make sure, your chips do not get very brown while baking. You surely wouldn’t want to eat them burnt.
If you don’t have an oven at home, you could easily prepare these chips in a microwave.
How to make Baked Tortilla Chips in a Microwave ?
- Cut the tortillas into wedges and follow the similar seasoning recipe.
- Line your Microwave oven with a paper towel.
- Spread the tortilla wedges over the paper towel in a single layer with a distance of one inch between each of them.
- Microwave until the chips are crispy and no burnt.
(The time will depend upon the strength of your microwave and quantity of chips).
Why are Baked Tortilla Chips the best?
Okay, so now you have a hassle-free recipe that is healthy and tasty. What else do you require? You can have these with any flavored dips you want to enhance its taste and satisfy your taste bud.
These chips are a perfect substitute for packaged nachos or French fries which are fried and high in calories.
They taste so good that anyone could have it. You can bake the chips or fry them; they’ll taste just Amazing.
I bake these chips and store them in a container and to my surprise, they last for a week. I keep munching on them, with or without dips absolutely without any guilt.
My favorite accompaniment with these chips is Sriracha Aioli.
I would recommend everyone try out this combination once and you surely will be surprised at how these crispy tortilla chips when combined with smooth, tangy Sriracha Aioli will awake every sense on your tongue and you’d be mesmerized after hearing the biting sound of these crunchy chips in your mouth.
I hope you loved this recipe. Please share your feedback in the comments section.